Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass (1888)

Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass (1888)
One of my favorite still life subjects of Van Gogh, the cut branch in a glass, I ran across this one with the book behind creating a complicated compositional element. Note also the use of complementary colors, red and green, creating a vibration in the painting.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Frank M. Sutcliffe

Happy Birthday Frank M. Sutcliffe!! British artist, born in 1853, Sutcliffe was the son of a famed Victorian painter. His medium was said to be light, which, with his expert skill he was able to capture and use in the most beautiful, ethereal ways. He was rather unsuccessful with glamourous, highly lit portraits and eventually became the curator for a museum in Whitby. His success at photography was the rustic fishing folk of  Whitby, a small fishing village, where his work titled Sea Urchins was created.

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